Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/744

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104 STAT. 4066 PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 SEC. 2502. NARROWING THE DEFENSE EXCEPTION TO THE FARMLAND PROTECTION POLICY ACT. Section 1547(b) of the Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4208) is amended by inserting "during a national emergency" after "purposes". SEC. 2503. PROTECTION OF PETS. The Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) is amended— (1) in section 16(c), (7 U.S.C. 2146) by inserting after "Act" the first place it appears the following: "and the regulations and standards promulgated under this Act"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new section: 7 USC 2158. " SEC. 28. PROTECTION OF PETS. "(a) HOLDING PERIOD.— "(1) REQUIREMENT.— In the case of each dog or cat acquired by an entity described in paragraph (2), such entity shall hold and care for such dog or cat for a period of not less than five days to enable such dog or cat to be recovered by its original owner or adopted by other individuals before such entity sells such dog or cat to a dealer. "(2) ENTITIES DESCRIBED.— An entity subject to paragraph (1) is— "(A) each State, county, or city owned and operated pound or shelter; "(B) each private entity established for the purpose of caring for animals, such as a humane society, or other organization that is under contract with a State, county, or city that operates as a pound or shelter and that releases animals on a voluntary basis; and "(C) each research facility licensed by the Department of Agriculture. " (b) CERTIFICATION. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — A dealer may not sell, provide, or make available to any individual or entity a random source dog or cat unless such dealer provides the recipient with a valid certification that meets the requirements of paragraph (2) and indicates compliance with subsection (a). "(2) REQUIREMENTS. — A valid certification shall contain— "(A) the name, address, and Department of Agriculture license or registration number (if such number exists) of the dealer; "(B) the name, address, Department of Agriculture license or registration number (if such number exists), and the signature of the recipient of the dog or cat; "(C) a description of the dog or cat being provided that shall include— "(i) the species and breed or t5rpe of such; "(ii) the sex of such; "(iii) the date of birth (if known) of such; "(iv) the color and any distinctive marking of such; and "(v) any other information that the Secretary by regulation shall determine to be appropriate; "(D) the name and address of the person, pound, or shelter from which the dog or cat was purchased or otherwise acquired by the dealer, and an assurance that such